PathMD IHC Screenshots
PathMD IHC is an educational application to help develop diagnostic strategies with immunohistochemistry in pathological diagnosis. Pathologists are often at a loss as to what stains to order, or how to interpret them.
This application helps emphasize a pragmatic and efficient strategy for the use of IHC stains as an adjunct tool for diagnosis.
Users who would be most interested in this application include:
– Pathology Residents (must have)
– Practicing Pathologists (must have)
– Surgeons and Oncologist who interpret pathology reports
– Histology staff involved in immunohistochemistry
This application is divided by:
1. Antibody List
2. Organ Systems/Panels
3. CK7/CK20 Tables
4. WHO Classification (Hemepath)
The antibody list contains over 80 separate antibodies. The organ systems/panel section includes the following:
– Undifferentiated Neoplasms
– Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site
– Small Round Blue Cell Tumor
– Head and Neck
– Lung / Pleura
Additionally, CK7/CK20 tables can be accessed directly from the home page. The WHO Section is organized to parallel the WHO's hematopathology classification system.
The NOTES section, allows users to make notes, which are stored in the program.
The use of immunohistochemistry in pathologic diagnosis is a highly dynamic and evolving field. This application is NOT meant for direct use in patient diagnosis, and is NOT a substitute for established reference texts and the current medical literature. It is intended to help build a broad framework from which pathologists can evaluate cases in a thorough and efficient manner.
This is only the first version of the iPhone application, and future updates with additional content will be available as free updates.